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Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccacciooʊ, bə-/, Italian: [dʒoˈvanni bokˈkattʃo]; 16 June 1313 – 21 December 1375) was an Italian writer, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and an important Renaissance humanist. Boccaccio wrote a number of notable works, including The Decameron and On Famous Women. He wrote his imaginative literature mostly in Tuscan vernacular, as well as other works in Latin, is particularly noted for his realistic dialogue which differed from... Read More

Born16 June 1313
Certaldo, Republic of Florence
Died21 December 1375
(aged 62)
Certaldo, Republic of Florence
OccupationWriter, poet
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